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Australian Clean Technologies Competition Selects Seven Finalists

The Australian Clean Technologies Competition 2012 has received 103 entries, of which 30 have progressed into the semi-finals. According to the plan, six finalists were to be selected, but due a strong line-up, the judges had to select seven.

This is the second year of the competition, which is designed to increase the potential chances for innovations in resource reduction and clean energy. The competitors provide solutions for green construction, waste reduction and energy efficiency. The finalists were selected based on the technology, business plan and market.

MaxSil, an innovative product, has been developed by Advanced Plant Nutrition, a finalist in the competition. The product is made from post-consumer waste glass and can be used to boost uptake of plant nutrient leading to better crop yield. An innovative fan design has been developed by Aeratron, which can increase airflow efficiency leading to 50% reduction in air-conditioning energy usage.

Biofiba has developed a simulated timber plank using a composite that is made up renewable, non-food crops. This can be used in place of polystyrene, plastic and timber for biodegradable shipping pallets. SkyCool, another finalist, has produced a cool-roof coating that has the capacity to reduce the internal temperatures in large facilities.

enLighten Australia is a producer of highly efficient LED lighting products. An energy-generating clear glass technology has been developed by Tropiglas Technologies. It blocks UV and IR radiations.

An innovative process to convert end-of-life tyre waste into useful rubber powders for manufacturing rubber, elastomer and plastic products has been developed by VR TEK Global.

The winner of the Australian Clean Technologies Competition 2012 will be announced at the FutureBuild conference to be held on October 4 in Melbourne. The competition winner will represent the country at the Global Cleantech Competition to be held in November in the U.S.


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Gary graduated from the University of Manchester with a first-class honours degree in Geochemistry and a Masters in Earth Sciences. After working in the Australian mining industry, Gary decided to hang up his geology boots and turn his hand to writing. When he isn't developing topical and informative content, Gary can usually be found playing his beloved guitar, or watching Aston Villa FC snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


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